entering notes from kb to make a chord

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entering notes from kb to make a chord

Maybe I havent found it yet?  Is there a way to enter a chord one note at a time (or together) so that the notes I play are kept unaltered as per kb input ie a triad without any inversions say

It seems you have to have "live chord detection" selected or it wont accept the midi input. Surely there must be an override to stop it making its own interpretations/inversions

Is there a way to select chord types eg triad, aug7th, 7th, min 7th etc  (perhaps with preselected inversions)

Im still learning but notice that there arent any tutorials designed for the LE version, all ive found so far favour the advanced version - and dont tell you its for the adv v only - bit naughty and spiteful IMHO bad kharma.

great value for money

Robin

 

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There's no learn function for chord input, but you can enter chords in many different ways, one of which is cluster notation:

C-E-G4-A#

Just enter that in the progression editor and it will add the chord.

There are no specific LE videos, because Advanced basically shares almost all features of LE.

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OMG how can you not understand youve got it the wrong way round

There are no specific LE videos, because Advanced basically shares almost all features of LE

This is really dumb

Confusing a potential customer with features that dont exist on LE

I cant believe you mean that kind of disrespect

 

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Progressions, Palettes, Catalog, export, sound setup and almost everything else is identical. It is basically the same program, except for the song editor and harmonizer.

I agree there could be more videos, though.

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This isnt working properly.  It doesnt always keep the exact notes I input via kb.  For example I want  G3b triad and it gives me a G4b instead.  I cant seem to transpose it down an octave. BTW it doesnt recognise the octave number 3.

 

I am trying to input progression  G3b A3bm B3bm B3 D4b.  The first 3 work  the fourth  is D3b A3b F4  when what I input was D4b F4 A4b and it still shows inv 1.  This is going to be really confusing.  What were the other ways you said a chord can be input

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You can use number on windows keboard 1, 2 ( 1, 2 , 3? for triads: i must look again to be sure) , 3 and so for bigger chords on to get inversions for a chord(in a progression)  ..it could be that Synfire musical engine interpreted the chord voicing different for the voice leading.

You can force the chord to be the root as you want it. (make a round with number 1,2, ? ) you see a number on the progression in a chord depicted

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The boxes seen in the Harmony parameter are not physical chords. They are merely a guide (set of rules) used by instruments to render music that fits into the harmony. So if you want to hear chords, you need an instrument to do that. And that instrument has a pitch range (playing range) that influences inversions.  

In HN2 LE, two instruments are set as default and the Chords instrument uses Auto-Chords interpretation to render Harmony. The Bass instrument uses the same Harmony, of course, but renders different music guided by it.

Here's more on the topic:

https://users.cognitone.com/tutorial/common-misconceptions-progressions

 

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Having read the doc and seen the convoluted way this app handles note input I can see this app rapidly descending into a kids toy for players with no musical talent.  I'll stick with my DAW sequencer, but some of the ready to play chord progs maybe useful - cant see what else for

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If you already know the chords you want and their inversions and voicings, you should go with your DAW, of course. The point of HN2 LE is to browse keys, scales and chords to find something new you have not yet figured out already. It's a harmony navigator, not so much a sequencer. 

With Advanced you would render multiple instruments to follow your harmony, so it offers more value if you already know your chords.

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